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I read an article this morning that really got me to thinking. I've often had thoughts on mortality as I have recently lost some of my older friends, which if a person lives long enough I'm sure we all experience. It makes some really great points and helps me realize what is truely important and what I should focus on in my own life.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit: Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.

Numbers 14 and 20 are my favorite points. What are yours?

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@johnbishop How to choose just two? This list just seems to speak to me this morning, well, actually shouting is more like it! Numbers 5 & 9 work together, poignant this year because it will be my first to not spend hours working on the Donate Life float for the Rose Parade. Numbers 11 & 19 also work together and are meaningful to me. Thank you for sending this article out to us!

Love the article, @johnbishop. Some thoughtful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

@johnbishop Thanks for sharing, John. I like 16. You cannot control what other people say or think about you or what they do to you. The only thing you really have any control over is yourself and how you respond to others and to what happens to you.

Thanks, @johnbishop Excellent article. My husband and I were just talking about our mortality the other day. It's something you need to think about despite wanting to deny it and feeling invincible. My husband works with a bunch of retired men, basically working more for camaraderie than the money — the pay is terrible — and a number of them have died. We have both lost people, younger than we are, so are very conscious of it. I particularly am since I, my brother, and sister have all outlived my parent's ages at death, as did my brother who has passed away four years ago.

@johnbishop Thank you. For me it is number 6. I learned this only recently and working on changing things. Not easy.